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Acta Médica Costarricense

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SALAZAR-VARGAS, Carlos. Motivated by Surgeons. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2010, vol.52, n.4, pp.255-256. ISSN 0001-6002.

During the early 60´s our class just started clinical lessons in different hospitals of San Jose. In those years the medical student became in contact with patients 1 or 2 years after initiating his or her career. The study of the normal human being continued with that of the diseased and later on we would learn how to treat our patients. The disease described in our textbooks, suddenly was a reality, a person lying in a hospital bed, shy but inquisitive. Our teachers taught us how to interrogate and to examine those individuals, and every gesture, every question, every maneuver they did, was jealously kept in our minds. However even at an early stage, we clearly perceived, the differences between medical branches and practitioners, and involuntarily, every one was leaning towards this or that specialty. It was during those years when 7 wonderful persons and excellent surgeons, crossed the path of my life, inspiring me to follow their steps and to embrace a surgical career. Two were classic academicians, Dr. Manuel Aguilar Bonilla and Dr. Andres Vesalio Guzman Calleja, 3 were determined, tireless and highly skilled, Dr. Longino Soto Pacheco, Dr. Claudio Orlich Carranza, y el Dr. Carlos Prada Diaz, and 2 were, although well prepared, unassuming, practical and openly friendly, Dr. Fernando Valverde Soley y el Dr. Randall Ferris Iglesias....

Keywords : surgeons; motivation; medical education.

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